TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Zenith American Solutions, Inc.® ("Zenith American"), a leading third-party benefits administrator, announced today that it is expanding its capabilities to include telehealth services. The company has signed an agreement with MDLIVE, the leading provider of integrated telehealth, medical and behavioral health services. Beginning in early March, Zenith American will offer its clients 24/7/365 access to board certified doctors and therapists through MDLIVE's Virtual Medical Office platform.
"We are extremely pleased to partner with MDLIVE to offer our clients and their plan participants the ability to receive medical attention any time of day or night," said Art Schultz, chief executive officer, Zenith American. "If they or a family member are sick during the middle of the night, they can call or video conference with a doctor immediately and avoid waiting for hours in a hospital emergency room. MDLIVE's innovative digital platform gives our clients the convenience and flexibility to access care whenever they need it at a much lower cost than urgent care."
Zenith American currently administers benefits to nearly 2 million plan participants, retirees and dependents on behalf of multi-employer Taft-Hartley trust funds, trade associations, government entities and corporate employers. The company's partnership with MDLIVE enables its clients to receive medical consultations and treatment any time of day or night via telephone, video conference or email. Patients will have access to doctors within 16 minutes of initiating a call and can be prescribed medications, if needed.
"We are honored that Zenith American has selected MDLIVE as its telehealth services partner," said Randy Parker, founder and CEO, MDLIVE. "Our advanced telehealth platform is changing the way health care is delivered, making it more convenient, affordable and cost-efficient for patients, providers and progressive organizations like Zenith American."
Zenith American's partnership with MDLIVE is the company's latest initiative to support its strategic expansion. Earlier this year, Zenith American acquired Benserco, Inc. to increase its national presence and extend its strong base of clients.
Founded in 2009, MDLIVE is a leading provider of telehealth, medical and behavioral health services that benefit consumers, employers, payers, hospitals, physician practice groups and accountable care organizations. Headquartered in Sunrise, Florida, MDLIVE works with board certified physicians and licensed therapists nationwide to provide 24/7/365 on-demand virtual care.
The company's cloud-based Virtual Medical Office platform makes it possible for patients, healthcare professionals and plan administrators to collaborate seamlessly and securely via voice, video, email and mobile devices. Payers and providers can also utilize the HIPAA and PHI-compliant system to collect and share clinical data from patient medical records, lab results and in-home biometric devices for real-time risk assessments, wellness advice, diagnosis and treatment.
About Zenith American Solutions, Inc.
Zenith American Solutions, Inc. (Zenith American) has been providing high-quality administrative services since 1944. With 33 offices across the country, Zenith American manages benefit plans as a third-party benefits administrator (TPA) serving over 700,000 health plan members and dependents, and over 800,000 retirement plan participants for Taft-Hartley trust funds, trade associations, government entities and corporate employers. Zenith American Solutions is a company of Water Street Healthcare Partners, a strategic investor focused exclusively on the healthcare industry. For more information, visit www.zenith-american.com.
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